The Day I Reinvented Myself

The Day I Reinvented Myself
Life can be funny. You have dreams, aspirations, and goals; you know exactly who you are and exactly what you want out of life. Then one day you wake up, unhappy and unsatisfied… Life seems dull, gray, and flat. You no longer feel passionate about your so called dreams…
Reinventing yourself… What exactly does that mean? In my case, it meant I would completely change my life in one day.
One day in April, I did something I never thought I’d do… I shut down my accessories business of 5 years. I didn’t think it would be so emotional, to be honest, but it was my baby after all. It was hard to let go of all the plans and dreams I had for my business. I feel those emotions coming up even as I write. However, the truth is, I hadn’t been passionate about it for the last year, coincidentally as my passion dropped so did my sales. I had to ask myself a very important question; “why dedicate yourself to something that doesn’t make you happy??”  I want to travel, I want to live and experience. Running my business, I often found myself stuck in a room. It became my very identity, I felt like I was nothing without it; even when I wanted to give it up, I felt like I couldn’t because it was all I was good at.
The Day I Reinvented Myself- My accessories Website
 I knew it was going to be a huge adjustment for me! No more waking up and making orders, no more email marketing, and social media, no more managing my storefront. It was definitely one of those defining moments in my life.

I will never regret running my business; or the beautiful moments that came with it; the first time I ever made jewelry when I was 14, moving to California and opening an online shop, that first sale from my childhood best friend, collaborating with photographers and bloggers, the first time I sold out of the country to Canada, to eventually selling all over the world to places like France, Italy, The UK, The Netherlands, Costa Rica and my biggest customer base, Australia. Places I’ve always dreamed of traveling to! It’s meant so much being a part of other girl’s creativity.

The Day I Reinvented Myself- My accessories Line

Running my accessories line taught me so many things like business, social media, photography, marketing, digital art, and building a website from scratch; things many people my age don’t know how to do. I will take those skills with me in life… Currently my focus is reevaluating my dreams and seeing where I want to go in life. Each day I push myself out of my comfort zone and try new things on my Discovery  list. Thankfully I didn’t give up accessory making completely and still sell here and there on my etsy shop to support this blog. It was a scary decision but I felt like I had no choice, I could no longer trick myself into thinking I was happy.  Though I no longer know what to call myself or how to answer the question, “what do you do?” Maybe for now I’m just Zoe… yeah, Zoe. Basically I’m currently a jobless loser, and I’ve never been happier. Who knows, maybe my business and I will meet again in the future. But at the end of the day, I no longer see this as a sad thing; I see it as a new adventure.

This post was not written to get people to quit their jobs, or make unwise decisions. But I do want you to take steps in your life to live for joy and to chase after a life that’s muzic to your ears!

One thing I know for sure is that I love this blog, I love sharing my experiences and adventures. I know it will be a part of my journey of self-discovery. If only one of you found inspiration through this post, then the day I reinvented myself was worth it!

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Love,
Zoe Joy

Have you ever reinvented yourself? Do you want to?

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Zoe Joy Black

The Muzic To My Ears Lifestyle blog was created by a young free spirited girl in the pursuit of happiness. I love sharing life’s many adventures here on this blog. The Muzic To My Ears lifestyle was inspired by my own personal growth, and my desire to continue growing as well as inspiring others to do the same.

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About Zoe Joy Black

The Muzic To My Ears Lifestyle blog was created by a young free spirited girl in the pursuit of happiness. I love sharing life’s many adventures here on this blog. The Muzic To My Ears lifestyle was inspired by my own personal growth, and my desire to continue growing as well as inspiring others to do the same.
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